Peter and Corinne Cooper have a new 12-week-old addition to their family that they're showing off - trainee Guide Dog Quincy.
The Coopers have been volunteering with Guide Dogs Tasmania for a few short weeks - looking after Quincy as he undergoes the first part of training.
For Peter, signing up as a volunteer was easy - for Corinne, not so much.
"Peter didn't take any time, I was the reason it took so long because I thought it would be very difficult to give the dog back," she said.
The reason behind signing up was simple.
"For a short time in our life, we can make a difference in somebody else's life for a long time," Mr Cooper said.
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"If 18 months of our time gives somebody years of good life with a Guide Dog it's a pretty good trade."
The new volunteers are urging others to get on board - with Guide Dogs Tasmania expecting four puppies next month and more before Christmas.
Food, vet bills and training supplies are provided by the organisation - all that is needed is time and love, according to program manager Kim Ryan.
"We're asking for volunteers to get in touch, to socialise and raise pups from eight weeks of age to 18 months," she said.
"It is a huge commitment to start with, a huge amount of time when you get a little baby puppy that you are toilet training and teaching to sleep through the night ... after those first few months it's like taking another person with you, you can take them everywhere.
"We're there to support you all the way."
For more information, visit the Guide Dogs Tasmania website.
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